Fonds F01211 - Samuel Walters Dyde fonds

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Samuel Walters Dyde fonds

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CA ON00239 F01211

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  • [ca. 1900]-1935 (Creation)
    Dyde, Samuel Walters

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1.4 m of textual records

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Samuel Walters Dyde was born in Ottawa, 1862, and was educated at Ottawa Collegiate Institute and Queen's University, where he received a B.A. and gold medal in classics (1883), an M.A. and gold medal in philosophy (1884), and D.Sc. (1887). He was a professor of mental and moral philosophy at the University of New Brunswick, 1886-1889 and a professor of mental philosophy and lecturer in German classical literature at Queen's University, 1889-1912. He was Principal of Queen's Theological College from 1918 to 1926. He resigned the Principalship in 1926 and retired in 1934. His publications include a translation of Hegal's Philosophy of Right (1896) and a translation, with an introduction, of The Theaetetus of Plato (1899). He died in 1947.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, sermons, broadcasts, essays, manuscripts, diary and poetry. The papers reflect Dr. Dyde's strong interests in Shakespeare as a scholar; his approach to religion in his sermons and his creativity in the poetry, notes and studies, and essays and addresses. There is a good deal of political commentary in the essays and addresses.

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Donated by F.W. Wootton - 1977, 1980.


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  • English

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